Sambal goreng hati is probably about the only liver dish that I love, and that is saying a lot given how I cannot stand other dishes where liver is involved. This dish is usually part of a celebration buffet in weddings or the Eid-al Fitr along with ketupat (Indonesian steamed rice cakes) and opor ayam.
Today is independence day and for this special occasion, let’s make something really traditional, palm sugar and coconut milk pudding, a classic Indonesian dessert. The sweetness of palm sugar is matched perfectly with the creaminess of coconut milk, making this a truly delightful pudding. What I love most beside the marvelous taste is how the […]
I will confess that I hate carrot juice by itself, I could never understand how Piti loves the stuff 🙂 But, adding orange to the carrot results in a lovely juice where the most pronounce taste is orange with just a little hint of carrot. Now, this is my kind of carrot juice. ♥
Kayaku gohan is a very simple Japanese rice dish packed with chicken and vegetables that are sure to become an instant favorite. If you have ever tried a kamameshi in Japanese restaurant before, this is basically the same dish minus the pretty looking kama (the kettle pot). ♥
Another simple and popular wedang. The lemongrass gives a decidedly fresh citrus grassy aroma while the ginger lends the hot spicy note. This two ingredients wedang will bring a big smile and probably a big thank you too to those suffering from a cold. ♥
This is another amazingly simple and tasty Chinese soup supposedly packed with plenty of health benefits for your body. I am a bit skeptical about the touted benefits but I will never ever refuse a good home made Chinese herbal soup, I simply love them all. They are all so different and yet so amazingly […]
Braised chicken and shiitake in soy sauce is a very classic Chinese dish and every Chinese household probably knows how to cook it. And though it is really easy to make this, I have seen this being served in festive occasions, like Chinese New Year and weddings. So, if you are ever invited for a […]
The smell of orange peel wafting in the air while the mung bean soup is cooking away is simply divine and turns the humble mung bean into a dessert fit for kings (or at least me and Piti anyway). My Mom always uses dried orange peel, but I prefer using fresh ones since it is […]
The Chinese probably have a million dessert where everything is cooked in ginger syrup. We are firm believers that ginger is good for your body, especially when having a cold. Plus, we have this weird concept of masuk angin (i.e. your body is full of wind), and gingery stuff is supposed to cure you of […]
I have been craving for lotus root soup for a while now, and it was such a delight to find beautiful looking lotus roots on sale in the supermarket yesterday. I hurriedly bought one and made a bee line to gather the rest of the ingredients for this soup. ♥
We have a lot of sweet porridge in Indonesia and bubur ketan hitam is me and Piti’s favorite, by a big margin 😀 To be honest, it is not exactly correct to classify the many Indonesian sweet porridge as dessert though they are all, of course, sweet. You see, sweet porridge is eaten for breakfast, […]
If you have never tried sambal terasi before, please do yourself a favor and make this in your kitchen, pronto. You will want to have this with almost everything, from fried chicken, perkedel, fried rice, soto, and most of all would be with assortment of fresh and simply boiled vegetables, a.k.a. lalap in Indonesian. As […]
Somehow longan is heavily connected with festive seasons in Indonesia. Now that Idul Fitri is upon us, longan (fresh and in can) is sold everywhere. And I swear it is not just for Idul Fitri, come Christmas and Chinese New Year, you can bet these will also be everywhere. I saw so many cans of […]
Indonesians love their many incarnations of wedang in rainy days, which is perfect for the unpredictable weather that has been going on in Jakarta for a while now. Today, I am going to post a pretty popular wedang recipe: wedang teh susu jahe (ginger milk tea).
You are probably getting sick of reading another balado recipe, but I can’t help it. I love balado dishes so much that I probably prepare some sort of balado dish every single week and still not getting tired of them. I promise that you will love this one, it is so easy to make. If […]
I love having porridge in the morning, especially since my Mom gave me a slow cooker (thanks Mom! ♥) and I can leave it to cook overnight. Believe me, the nice aroma that greets you in the morning is sure to make you smile, a good thing to happen in the morning, no?
This tasty soup is the result of two cuisines, Indonesian with heavy influence from the Chinese that has settled in Java for hundreds of years. I could not find the definite recipe for this soup, since everyone seems to put different stuffs into the soup. But from my limited research, the recipe in this post […]
Rendang is probably the most well known Padang dish, and surprisingly easy to make at home, since most of the time you just need to let it simmer away on a stove. The key to a successful rendang is not to skimp on the herbs and spices, and be prepared for a long stewing process […]